DieFast at the Viper Room

DieFast at the Viper Room

  It was one of those lazy nights but I hauled myself down to the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood for a late night photo assignment with my friend’s band DieFast (Junker owner Tod Waters), at the Viper Room. As expected it was loud and gnarly as all can be. The band was working with a split lineup of original members, returning members and a fill in on guitar from Chris of Beasto Blanco. Fast and loud rocknroll permeated the walls of the Johnny Depp owned establishment like it was…

Photo Story: Miniature Perspectives

Photo Story: Miniature Perspectives

  Recently, I headed to Texas to shoot a couple music videos with Ashley Worhol, lead singer of the band Worhol. Fellow Houstonian Tod Waters, owner of Junker Designs was directing the videos and enlisted my services to DP the project.   One of the segments we were shooting required the use of miniature models to create forced perspectives. An old friend from the local Houston music scene, Kevin Forbes, was great help in providing and maintaining the models. It took quite a long time to line up the models…

Video: Junker Designs for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Video: Junker Designs for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

  I was recently enlisted by friend and owner of Junker Designs, Tod Waters to shoot and edit a promo piece for Jane Goodall’s Roots&Shoots program. I already had some B-roll in the can from an artist profile piece that I’m making about Tod so all we had to do was shoot the stand up segment that morning. I’m not entirely sure what this program is all about, but it has something to do with an event in London and this piece will be featured at that event.   This…

Photo Session: We Start Wars

Photo Session: We Start Wars

  There’s a new band in town! I recently had the opportunity to photograph LA band We Start Wars. Featuring Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper, Alicia Vigil of Vigil of War/She Demons, Seana, Nicole Papastavrou, Katt Scarlett of Femme Fatale and Lindsay Martin, we had a fantastic day of shooting. The day required a few setups both indoors and out. Posing 6 people at once was a challenge at times, but everything worked out great in the end.   The main promo photo was shot on a red seamless background…

Junker Designs Halloween Shoot

Junker Designs Halloween Shoot

   There are times when you can just make it up as you go. First, we’ll shoot the two models in hooded shrugs and the underwear, then we’ll pour fake blood out of this zombie head prop onto one of them. The great thing is, those in the moment ideas usually work. At least we tried it. It would have been disappointing to not get this shot.    The somewhat difficult part of the idea was figuring out the most efficient way to back light the liquid in a tight…

Deadly Fashion with a She Demon!

Deadly Fashion with a She Demon!

   I’ve spent a lot of time at the Junker Designs studio lately. On this particular day we had Alicia Vigil, bass player of the She Demons on model duty. We knocked out a few quick outfit changes and got some great shots. Just keeping it simple with one octabox. Photography doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow the Crew on Instagram: Clothing: @todjunker Model: @aliciavigil Makeup by: @carathecorpse Me: @glitterpimp